Install and set up OneDrive on your iPhone or iPad

Documents saved in the cloud by using storage from OneDrive can be viewed and updated from just about anywhere. Download the app and use it with your Microsoft account, or the work or school account you use with Office 365.

Tip: Not sure you have a Microsoft account? Watch this video, How to sign in and create an account, or see the Microsoft account page.

Install and set up OneDrive on an iPhone or iPad for the first time

  1. If you don't have OneDrive installed, download it from the App Store.

  2. Open the app and tap Sign in.

    Sign in page

    You now have access to all the files you saved in OneDrive.

  3. On the Sign In page, type your Microsoft account, for example <someone>@outlook.com to access your personal OneDrive files, or add your work or school email, for example tony@contoso.com to access the OneDrive files associated with that account, and then tap Next.

    Sign in page
  4. Type your password, and then tap Sign in.

    You now have access to all the files you saved in OneDrive.

Add another account to the OneDrive app

  1. Open the app on your device, and then tap Menu.

  2. Select Add another account.

    If you already added a Microsoft account and you don't see the option to add another account, on the account screen tap Settings and do the following.

    • If you're adding a work or school account, select Add OneDrive for Business.

    • If you want to add a different Microsoft account from the one that's already there, you must first sign out of the personal Microsoft account by tapping the account name, and then select Sign out of this account.

  3. Add the email address for your Microsoft account to access your personal OneDrive files, or your work or school account to access the OneDrive files associated with that account, and then tap Sign in.

  4. To switch between accounts, tap Menu, and then tap the account you want to view documents from.

Use the OneDrive app

Use the OneDrive app to open your documents   

  • Open files      Tap any document to open it. You can only view documents using the OneDrive app. If you want to edit a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote file from your iPhone or iPad, you need to Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad.

    Screenshot of files in the OneDrive for Business app
  • Share files      Tap the file you want to share. When the file opens, tap Share   Share .

  • Get more help      Tap Settings Settings > Online help to learn more about using this app, or see OneDrive for iOS: FAQ.

See Also

Discover OneDrive

Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

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